The American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. By removing the barriers that often prevent these students from applying to a postsecondary institution, ACAC ensures that all high school seniors complete at least one college application.
In 2016-2017, OCDE is working in partnership with the American Council on Education for the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), along with UC, CSU, AICCU and AVID Center. Orange County is part of the ACAC statewide pilot. The purpose of this campaign and increase the number of postsecondary applications (two-year, four-year, and/or trade school). If you would like additional information about the campaign, please watch this short video.
See an Orange County district's experience in this campaign video.
CCASC has grown from 3 schools in 2016 to 13 schools in 2018 and 18 schools in 2019 in Orange County. During the 2018 campaign, seniors completed 5,128 applications for higher education.
Interested in CCASC?
If you would like to learn more about CCASC and see it in action, please join us for one of our showcases in November 2019. Please see the CCASC Showcase flyer for details.
If you would like to join the campaign for fall 2020, please attend one of our spring training dates. Information and training dates available on the campaign flyer
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Thursday, March 17, 2020
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020
- Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Support for Participating CCASC Schools
- UCI Consortium - 9/6, 12/3, 4/1, 5/18
- College Application Workshop - October 2, 2019
For further information, please contact Dr. Denise Harshman at (714) 966-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org